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Battling Grammar - Updategrade pack for the exciting grammar card game

Battling Grammar - Updategrade pack for the exciting grammar card game

Included in this pack is an upgrade for the three core decks of cards (Water, Earth and Forest). This pack includes all three decks with upgraded background artwork themed to each deck which really make your cards pop out! Great for further inspiring children to play this exciting, addictive grammar card game. For the original game and decks of cards, go to the following link and download them for FREE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/battling-grammar-grammar-game-for-upper-primary-school-11223955
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BATTLING GRAMMAR - The LIGHTNING Deck for the exciting, KS2 grammar card game

BATTLING GRAMMAR - The LIGHTNING Deck for the exciting, KS2 grammar card game

This is a new deck of core cards for Battling Grammar - a fast paced, exciting, battling card-game that helps children in keystage 2 learn their grammar terminology! This new deck is the Lightning deck, and it features monsters and creatures with a Japanese theme. Included is the new, full deck of Lightning core cards as well as an introduction to the Lightning deck which includes background ! Also included is a set of cards with detailed 'lightning' backgrounds! This is an expansion to the Battling Grammar card game. The rules and starting decks for this game can be found , for free, here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/battling-grammar-grammar-game-for-upper-primary-school-11223955
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Adverb comprehension

Adverb comprehension

Hi, I adapted a couple of stories 'Little Red Hen' and 'The Lost Teddy' from Twinkl to allow some of my children to show their understanding of adverbs. I will be using it with my Year 2 class, only mids-high. There are 2 stories with questions for each in the style of the SATs papers.
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expanded noun phrases, science fiction writing, KS2, short burst, sci-fi

expanded noun phrases, science fiction writing, KS2, short burst, sci-fi

I couldn't find much out there on KS2 noun phrases. Lots of stuff for KS1, but I feel it still needs pushing in KS2. On top of that, I couldn't find any decent short texts for sci-fi writing... So here is a very exciting - but also brief - sci-fi text. Children have to expand the noun phrases. There are 6 suggested ways they can expand nouns and a detailed word bank to support them. The text could also be used as a model for writing - it would be easy to play with it create something entirely new. Worked for my class.
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Use a hyphen to create a compound adjective -  fun dice game: 'Creepy compound adjective creator'

Use a hyphen to create a compound adjective - fun dice game: 'Creepy compound adjective creator'

Assessment focus I can use a hyphen to combine words and create compound adjectives. Explanation Children need to understand how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity (e.g. man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover). Also, an understanding of hyphens can add descriptive depth to noun phrases (e.g. the creature) when they are used to form compound adjectives (the ferocious-looking creature). In the compound adjective ‘ferocious-looking’, the hyphen shows that the two component words have a combined meaning. Aim: using the ‘dice guide’, roll to create six compound adjectives with hyphens that you could use before a noun (e.g. muddle-headed monster). Write definitions for your compound adjectives on your ‘game card’. Keep unusual or ridiculous combinations too! Have fun playing with words!
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expanded noun phrases, dice activity, adjectives, preposition phrases, vocabulary, legend, sci-fi

expanded noun phrases, dice activity, adjectives, preposition phrases, vocabulary, legend, sci-fi

There are lots of resources already available for expanded noun phrases, but none that really challenge children to develop their vocabulary and make really adventurous or precise choices. This dice activity encourages children to try out new word choices from extensive word banks, and it is fully differentiated into three versions. In its simplest form, children add adjectives and pairs of adjectives to noun phrases. In its most challenging form, children may have to add two compound adjectives and a preposition phrase - this can result in some wonderfully descriptive sentences. It all depends on the roll of a dice. Of course, teachers that love using my games will have guessed that already! Try it with your class and then ask them to apply the skill in their next composition. Fully editable so that you can easily adapt it to the unit you are working on by changing the single clause sentences that the children will be developing. *The main version here works well with myth, legend and adventure, but I have added a sci-fi version to show how it can be adapted for use with any fiction.
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